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What Bulul means?
The Bulul are sacred figures of the northerners’ villages of the Luzon Island, in the mountain area between the Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao, Isabela, Benguet and Mountain provinces, which are represented as protective gods of barns and harvests and guardians of rice, one of the fundamental nourishments of the area.
What is BUL ol shape?
The figure stands on a squarish hourglass-shaped base representing a stylized rice mortar. The enlarged head has a smooth domed cranium with a large circular hole in the center, which likely originally served for the insertion of a plume of hair.
What is the value of Bulul?
Bululs are important in order to make a ritual successful; such as in the botok or binding of the rice stalk. In this ritual, the bulul is needed to ensure a healthy harvest of rice as the bulul protects the people consuming the harvest from natural and supernatural enemies.
What is the period of Bul OL?
|Artifact Identification||Bulul, Bulol Rice Guardian Figure (1990.10.0081)|
|Geographic Location||Asia, Southeast : Philippines : Island of Luzon|
|Period/Date||19th – 20th century CE|
|Culture||Kalinga, sub-group of the Igorot|
What is BUL ol function?
Bulul, also known as bul-ul or tinagtaggu, is a carved wooden figure used to guard the rice crop by the Ifugao (and their sub-tribe Kalanguya) peoples of northern Luzon. The sculptures are highly stylized representations of ancestors and are thought to gain power and wealth from the presence of the ancestral spirit.
Is Luzon an island?
Luzon is located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island in the Philippines and lies at the northern end of the island group.
What do you call the amulets of Ifugao?
Muling, a hard and heavy stone used as an amulet for protection from harm. In some areas in Ifugao, it is sometimes accompanied with a stick with a stone s stone tied to the end. Other parts of Ifugao call it kodla.
Who is the artist of bulul?
Some of the carvers, such as Rey Paz Contreras, have become well-known artists, with their work exhibited and sold widely in the western world. Contreras uses discarded wood from the railways for his carvings of Bulul and other Anito (guardian deity) figures.
What do you call the local term of carving in Paete Laguna?
Taka refers to papier-mâché made using carved wooden sculpture used as a mold. The craft originated in the town of Paete, Laguna in the Philippines.
What is the message of bul-ul?
The figure bul-ul is highly given the respect and praise based on a belief that spirits of their dead ancestors reside on it. And if the figure is not being properly treated with such modesty the spirits may response in return with such undesirable hostile mood.
What is BUL ol characteristics?
What is the distinctive characteristics of Bul OL?
Carved from auspicious red sandalwood, the sculptures have minimal features and are distinguished by their distinct genitalia, symbolic of fertility and abundance. Their patina is the result of the sacrificial blood and smoke used in rites to empower the bulul and honour the deities within.